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Trumbull Rings in Christmas

A day before the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook School Shootings in Newtown, Trumbull lit its Christmas Tree and First Selectman Tim Herbst asked residents to remember the event.

"I'm asking everyone to commit an act of kindness," he said.

A firetruck covered in Christmas lights gave Santa a ride and the audience was treated to Christmas carols from Trumbull middle school students and hot chocolate to counteract the freezing temperatures.

Also on hand were state reps. Tony Hwang and David Rutigliano.
MAC December 17, 2013 at 01:31 AM
Emilie Parker was one of the 20 little angels of Sandy Hook. Her mother wrote: "'Evil only wins if we allow it to,' Alissa said. 'The world around us wants to remember the violence and horrific details of that day, but instead, we choose to turn off those distractions and allow ourselves to draw as close to her as we can and feel [Emily’s] spirit, joy and light she brought into our family.'"................................................................................ This article is touchingly beautiful and hopeful. It reveals why Emilie Parker was such a beautiful child INSIDE as well as outwardly, and in her joyful and unselfish actions. The Parkers also express gratitude for the small and great acts of 'paying it forward,' such as described here:……………………………………………………. "Last month, a playground in New London, Conn., was named 'Emilie’s Shady Spot' in honor of the first-grader who preferred to play in the shade. Pink roofs adorn jungle gyms and pink monkey bars line the park. Everywhere there are flowers and pieces of Emilie’s artwork...................................................................... "Every so often, the Parkers receive a photograph of the play area from someone in New London who wants to make sure the Parkers don’t miss the sights of children enjoying their daughter’s special place more than 90 minutes away from their home........... "It’s one of 26 playgrounds that will be built across the Constitution State in honor of the Sandy Hook victims.”………………… http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57255288-78/emilie-parker-alissa-family.html.csp?............................................................ Well worth the read.

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